Sure As Heck Looks Like It.
What we’ve been sensing lately here in the Florida healthcare trenches, is now being amplified in the national press — newspapers, trade publications and leading industry blogs.
First, before talking about today’s headlines, here are a few examples of what we’ve been seeing as the 4th quarter unfolds and as 2016 fast approaches:
As the Supreme Court decision on subsidies looms, many are wondering: which way is the court leaning? Most experts agree it’s way too close to a call.
Wondering where things stand as we wait for the high court to announce its decision?
Here’s a good, plain speaking synopsis of why it’s too close to call. It was reported by Amy Howe at SCOTUS Blog back in March right after the case was argued before the Supreme Court:
We’re keeping an eye on it; and, apparently so are many of the states. The healthcare reform law includes a waiver that, starting in 2017, would let states take federal dollars now invested in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and redirect them and redesign their own health care systems.
Some elements of the law could not be repealed, such as the requirement that insurance companies provide coverage regardless of pre-existing health problems. But they could replace the law’s unpopular mandate that requires virtually everyone in the country to have health insurance, provided the alternative worked reasonably well.
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- Tom Barrett
- June 8, 2015
- ACA, affordable care act, exchange, health plans, healthcare reform, insurance, mandate, Obamacare, penalties, states, subsidies
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The IRS released this week the inflation adjusted limits for health savings accounts (maximum contributions) and HSA-compatible health plans (minimum deductibles and maximum out-of-pocket costs).
2016 IRS Limits*
Type of Limit
|Maximum HSA Contribution Limit
|Minimum Health Plan Deductible
|Maximum Health Plan Out-of-Pocket
|Catch-up Contribution (Age 55+)
*2015 Limits in parentheses
For official word from the IRS refer to http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/rp-15-30.pdf